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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by cold ethyl on Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:43

    You can call me what you like ;-)
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Wed Oct 15 2014, 10:52

    cold ethyl wrote:You can call me what you like ;-)

    Can I call you ethyl ?


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Oct 15 2014, 17:52

    mo1905 wrote:
    cold ethyl wrote:You can call me what you like ;-)

    Can I call you ethyl ?

    Now talking at home about your posts I call you Ethel ....and love your recipes.

    All the best Jan

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by cold ethyl on Thu Oct 16 2014, 12:38

    Most people call me ethyl. But cold will do just as well and is probably more fitting as since losing weight I'm freezing. My Geordie jeans must have deserted me with some of the blubber.

    Last night was bits as off out so crustless red onion quiche and ham salad. Tonight is chicken casserole made with bit of cider so we'll see what effect that has. Got some cauli mash and asparagus to go with it.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 16 2014, 21:05

    Mmmmnn chicken casserole with cider sounds very nice. We had chicken wrapped in bacon cooked with cheesy leeks, cabbage and buttery mashed swede. The chicken was really moist - tasted great.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Oct 18 2014, 23:20

    Saturday Nights dinner was another casserole .....just love them at this time of year. Just cut the meat up (pork) add loads of vegetables with some gravy stock and the meal really does cook itself.

    However, unless you have a dishwasher that self loads ....or someone else to do the washing up, you still have to wash up afterwards ......oh well ! Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Oct 22 2014, 19:19

    Wednesday already and our midweek meal is chicken. I popped a slice of cheese on top of each piece and wrapped some bacon around it. Just cooking it in the oven with some delicious vegetables.

    Do you know what? Not a potato in sight.

    What did you have for your low carb dinner tonight?

    All the best Jan

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by cold ethyl on Thu Oct 23 2014, 15:38

    Last night was lamb chops, green beans and mushrooms as a treat whilst mr ethyl had leftover chicken stew from previous night.
    Tonight it's chilli and salad and cheese with lots of jalapeños.
    Tomorrow I'm stuffing a chicken breast with Wensleydale , wrapping in pancetta and baking. Will serve with green beans, broccoli and croquette potatoes for them that wants.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Oct 23 2014, 16:05

    Lamb is my favourite meat of choice now but prices gone crazy last couple of years. I remember it used to be fairly cheap for a leg of lamb but need a mortgage now !


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by cold ethyl on Thu Oct 23 2014, 21:19

    Yes lamb is bloomin expensive. Don't think our neighbours get anything like what it sells for in shops. I might ask for half a one in lieu of rent.
    I love a shoulder of lamb cooked with Rosemary and loads of garlic. Also used to do a middle eastern thing with garlic, and a cumin and coriander and olive oil marinade that was lovely too. Lamb mince is nice cooked with cumin, garlic, onions, sliced green chilli and some fresh coriander and parsley , finely chopped. Used to have it with pitta breads but I'm sure it would be nice stuffed in peppers or Aubergine and baked off with crumbled feta on top.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Oct 23 2014, 21:27

    cold ethyl wrote:Yes lamb is bloomin expensive. Don't think our neighbours get anything like what it sells for in shops. I might ask for half a one in lieu of rent.
    I love a shoulder of lamb cooked with Rosemary and loads of garlic. Also used to do a middle eastern thing with garlic, and a cumin and coriander and olive oil marinade that was lovely too. Lamb mince is nice cooked with cumin, garlic, onions, sliced green chilli and some fresh coriander and parsley , finely chopped. Used to have it with pitta breads but I'm sure it would be nice stuffed in peppers or Aubergine and baked off with crumbled feta on top.

    I'm dribbling !


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 24 2014, 20:04

    mo1905 wrote:Lamb is my favourite meat of choice now but prices gone crazy last couple of years. I remember it used to be fairly cheap for a leg of lamb but need a mortgage now !

    One of our son's just loves lamb ....think he would drive miles if invited to a lovely Roast Lamb dinner, but it is expensive these days. A good friend very often serves a wonderful lamb casserole made with loin chops and delicious vegetables when we visit.

    Envy those who live in NZ when I visited many years ago now lamb was often on the menu. Having said that new English Lamb is great too (oops should I have said British ?)  lol!

    Anyway for us it's not lamb but Coq Au Vin tonight  Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Oct 26 2014, 22:33

    Suggestions please.

    Haven't cooked an Indian meal for quite some time. Thought it might be nice to enjoy a mid week curry. Will obviously serve it with cauli rice but just wondered has anyone got, or know of, an easy to do curry (not too strong)

    Thanks  Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 02 2014, 21:13

    Jan1 wrote:Suggestions please.

    Haven't cooked an Indian meal for quite some time. Thought it might be nice to enjoy a mid week curry. Will obviously serve it with cauli rice but just wondered has anyone got, or know of, an easy to do curry (not too strong)

    Thanks  Smile

    All the best Jan



    Well never did enjoy a mid week home made curry perhaps this coming week ?

    But hey has anyone got a good recipe to share please sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Paul1976 on Mon Nov 03 2014, 15:12

    Jan1 wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:Suggestions please.

    Haven't cooked an Indian meal for quite some time. Thought it might be nice to enjoy a mid week curry. Will obviously serve it with cauli rice but just wondered has anyone got, or know of, an easy to do curry (not too strong)

    Thanks  Smile

    All the best Jan



    Well never did enjoy a mid week home made curry perhaps this coming week ?

    But hey has anyone got a good recipe to share please sunny

    All the best Jan

    Hi Jan!

    This recipe below from a Keith Floyd recipe book that I have a copy of is pretty nice but omit the spuds and definitely reduce the chillies and omit the seeds if you want to keep it milder. Smile

    http://www.them-apples.co.uk/2012/08/lamb-or-mutton-and-potato-curry/

    Cheers

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Nov 03 2014, 16:00

    Paul wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:
    Jan1 wrote:Suggestions please.

    Haven't cooked an Indian meal for quite some time. Thought it might be nice to enjoy a mid week curry. Will obviously serve it with cauli rice but just wondered has anyone got, or know of, an easy to do curry (not too strong)

    Thanks  Smile

    All the best Jan



    Well never did enjoy a mid week home made curry perhaps this coming week ?

    But hey has anyone got a good recipe to share please sunny

    All the best Jan

    Hi Jan!

    This recipe below from a Keith Floyd recipe book that I have a copy of is pretty nice but omit the spuds and definitely reduce the chillies and omit the seeds if you want to keep it milder. Smile

    http://www.them-apples.co.uk/2012/08/lamb-or-mutton-and-potato-curry/

    Cheers

    Paul


    Thanks for this link Paul.

    How did you know my cooking was like Keith Floyds ? I nearly always pour a glass of wine whilst cooking Smile

    I prefer a Chicken Korma type Indian and Eddie likes a Tikka Marsala ......but I'm sure I can concoct something tasty, thanks.

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 13 2014, 14:24

    Recently for dinner tonight one of my sons and family had Venison Sausages. Apparently his two year old wasn't impressed they were UGH ....meanwhile all other family members tucked in with gusto.

    But it made me think - long gone are the days of just pork or beef sausages. Now sausages are a work of art and flavours. I always look out for the meatier kinds which do not raise blood sugar numbers. The supermarkets have many kinds, farmers markets are also great places to buy and should you be lucky enough to have a good old fashioned butchers shop near you ......I'm envious Smile

    Still have some shopping to do for tonight's dinner ...maybe it will be sausages, maybe chicken, maybe something else. Decisions, decisions.

    Will you be eating sausages for dinner tonight?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Sally on Thu Nov 13 2014, 14:49

    Not sausages tonight here, Jan.  We had them for breakfast, very solid meaty ones.  Keep me going until a late salad lunch.  Tonight, if I get round to going to the green grocers, it will be pie-less asparagus quiche.  There have been some very reasonably priced packs of asparagus tips in our local shop recently.  Goodness knows where they have been flown in from, but as the shop is only a few minutes walk away, I refer to them as "locally sourced".
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Nov 13 2014, 15:39

    Certainly worth spending a little extra and getting some decent sausages. I agree, lots of varieties and flavours now. I prefer the thinner chipolata type with thick onion gravy ! Mmmmm :-)


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Eddie on Thu Nov 13 2014, 16:37

    mo1905 wrote:Certainly worth spending a little extra and getting some decent sausages. I agree, lots of varieties and flavours now. I prefer the thinner chipolata type with thick onion gravy ! Mmmmm :-)

    Yep worth paying more money, the good ones are only a couple of carbs per sausage and up to 97% pork. The cheapo swags are up to 50% rusk i.e. a type of bread crumbs.


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Eddie on Thu Nov 13 2014, 16:59

    As I write this Jan is in the kitchen preparing tonight's grub, A beef casserole with carrots, leeks, mushrooms and green peppers, to be served with cabbage and mashed buttered swede. Thank god she is back, I won't tell you what sort of crap I ate the previous two nights, it was low carb ready meals, whether it was food is open to debate.


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by zand on Thu Nov 13 2014, 17:02

    eddie1 wrote:As I write this Jan is in the kitchen preparing tonight's grub, A beef casserole with carrots, leeks, mushrooms and green peppers, to be served with cabbage and mashed buttered swede. Thank god she is back, I won't tell you what sort of crap I ate the previous two nights, it was low carb ready meals, whether it was food is open to debate.

    Awwww. Can Jan cook for me too? Low carbing would be so easy if I had her to cook for me. Smile
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Karen on Thu Nov 13 2014, 19:44

    Tonight's dinner was salmon fillet with cauliflower and broccoli florets, sugar free jelly with cream. Smile

    Wanted to add a sauce to main course, but the mixes are way too high in carbs - any suggestions for LC cheese/white sauce please?
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Nov 13 2014, 19:52

    Karen wrote:Tonight's dinner was salmon fillet with cauliflower and broccoli florets, sugar free jelly with cream. Smile

    Wanted to add a sauce to main course, but the mixes are way too high in carbs - any suggestions for LC cheese/white sauce please?
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    Hiya Karen! Smile

    I don't often make any sauces but I reckon this one looks like it will fit the bill and might be worth a go...

    http://low-carb-news.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/easy-low-carb-cheese-sauce.html

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Karen on Thu Nov 13 2014, 20:32

    OoooH, Thanks Paul Very Happy
    Not a great sauce fan either but great to have a recipe handy when I need one - this looks good. Copied and in my LC file, ready for next time.
    Cheers!
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